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    Originally posted by Mara View Post

    D'oh, I should know that!!! Heh.

    Contrary to what he thinks (hi Nick; I know you're reading this), I haven't been hunting him down or "stalking" him. The page showed up as a suggested group.
    I HATE when that happens!
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      Originally posted by RainWeasley View Post

      Denny Emerson is the same, his posture isn't the greatest anymore because of age/back injuries, but is still a fantastic rider.

      I think Nick just doesn't realize that Nuno's posture isn't how he should ride, it's physically how he had to ride at that point in his life.
      He thinks his posture is something to emulate. I don't know why, maybe because Nick finds hunched over holding onto the pommel a natural defensive way to ride, but he doesn't think about why he rides or how biomechanics work, or how to practice balance or use his body to ride, as he has said. He just "does" it and sees how the horse reacts. Not alot of thought or training goes into what he does.
      Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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        Originally posted by RainWeasley View Post

        Denny Emerson is the same, his posture isn't the greatest anymore because of age/back injuries, but is still a fantastic rider.

        I think Nick just doesn't realize that Nuno's posture isn't how he should ride, it's physically how he had to ride at that point in his life.
        This may be true! So NP misses all the really good quiet tactful stuff Nuno does in the videos and thinks hey, a middle aged guy with a paunch, I can do that.

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          Originally posted by Scribbler View Post

          This may be true! So NP misses all the really good quiet tactful stuff Nuno does in the videos and thinks hey, a middle aged guy with a paunch, I can do that.
          Nick had lost considerable weight sometime within the last 6-7 months. Judging from the latest ranting video, he found it again. Excess weight isn't necessarily a problem as long as it's balanced (Nick's isn't) and not heaving itself all over the horse's back (Nick's does, though he does stay off the horse's mouth, thankfully).

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            Originally posted by Mara View Post

            Nick had lost considerable weight sometime within the last 6-7 months. Judging from the latest ranting video, he found it again. Excess weight isn't necessarily a problem as long as it's balanced (Nick's isn't) and not heaving itself all over the horse's back (Nick's does, though he does stay off the horse's mouth, thankfully).
            Well, exactly! An ex Olympic rider who has aged is obviously still going to be a fantastic rider. An adult beginner with the same body it's going to be a real struggle.

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              He' the heaviest now he's been, it appears, but he's not riding any more, so it isn't anything that will affect a horse at this time.
              Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                Originally posted by Scribbler View Post

                Well, exactly! An ex Olympic rider who has aged is obviously still going to be a fantastic rider. An adult beginner with the same body it's going to be a real struggle.
                I'm a heavier adult who has been riding since childhood, but I've almost always been heavier, so I at least have learned to work with my body to the best of my ability. I can't imagine trying to start off as an unfit adult at my size.

                Am I Olympic level? Far from it. But I'm also miles above NP despite having a similar belly. Biggest difference is I ride 5x/week and have muscle, I just have a belly to go with it.
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                  Given that everyone knows NP reads the posts, I'll put this up as his latest rants have just been past nauseating. First, NP, dear heart, calling out flat out lies is NOT cyberbullying.

                  1. He claims to have trained "many" horses to GP level, however, this seems highly doubtful given he admitted that he doesn't know how to train the flying change, and, in his numerous videos has proven many times he can't recognize a late change.

                  2. He claimed the reason Chevy's Cup was no longer presented at Devon was because he made the decision to pull it. He conveniently forgot that HE posted the letter from the Devon committee where they indicated he hadn't bothered to pay for the trophy since its inception.

                  3. His most useful comment in several videos where he is "teaching" is "good," "more forward," but never once tells the person he is "teaching" HOW to get more forward etc.

                  4. He shows, again in his videos that HE has posted, that he believes slow=collected when the horse's hind end, as a friend of mine says, is in a completely different zipcode.

                  5. He rode a horse already trained to 2nd level in a training level test and needed a caller. He got a participation award at the end of the year, acting and putting out like it was an overall championship award when he only rode in one show.

                  NP, YOU posted the vids which only proved your lack of training knowledge. Again, calling out flat out lies is not cyberbullying. Now, your telling others to harass a business that you feel did you wrong, that can be considered cyberbullying.

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                    Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post
                    Can someone please help me with Nicky’s math? He says he is nearly 40 and has been training horses and riders for 30 years.

                    The numbers don’t add up nor does the story jive with anything he claims. I can’t find the 30 years. Only loosely curated testimonials, some missing dates...most missing context and none demonstrating claims of riding at Grand Prix level. But we know that. That story is very old and somewhat tiresome. As tiresome as the tirades against CoTH members when cornered.

                    It’s called fact checking, When you claim things publicly...people will check the facts. The facts **again** don’t add up.
                    He's always considered he has been training since his very first ride. Was it George Morris who said "every time you get on a horse you are training that horse?" Well, whoever said it, NP took it to heart and firmly believes he was "training" horses at the age of 10+/-

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                      Originally posted by Virginia View Post

                      He's always considered he has been training since his very first ride. Was it George Morris who said "every time you get on a horse you are training that horse?" Well, whoever said it, NP took it to heart and firmly believes he was "training" horses at the age of 10+/-
                      And all the years he wasn't actively riding, he was still reading books and watching videos which still counts as training, obvs.

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                        Originally posted by Ceylon Star View Post

                        I'm a heavier adult who has been riding since childhood, but I've almost always been heavier, so I at least have learned to work with my body to the best of my ability. I can't imagine trying to start off as an unfit adult at my size.

                        Am I Olympic level? Far from it. But I'm also miles above NP despite having a similar belly. Biggest difference is I ride 5x/week and have muscle, I just have a belly to go with it.
                        Ceylon Star There is no comparison between you and NP....ever. Don’t even think that. Please 🤗.

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                          Oh, so all the years I couldn't afford to ride, but still spent time reading here and watching videos counts? Awesome.

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                            Originally posted by RainWeasley View Post

                            Denny Emerson is the same, his posture isn't the greatest anymore because of age/back injuries, but is still a fantastic rider.

                            I think Nick just doesn't realize that Nuno's posture isn't how he should ride, it's physically how he had to ride at that point in his life.
                            Well, I doubt Nick understands the difference between Boucher's "first" and "second" method, the second method coming when he couldn't use his legs well due to an accident. Physical limitations do not an example make.
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                              Originally posted by Ceylon Star View Post

                              I'm a heavier adult who has been riding since childhood, but I've almost always been heavier, so I at least have learned to work with my body to the best of my ability. I can't imagine trying to start off as an unfit adult at my size.

                              Am I Olympic level? Far from it. But I'm also miles above NP despite having a similar belly. Biggest difference is I ride 5x/week and have muscle, I just have a belly to go with it.
                              Riding from childhood makes all of the difference. IMO, it's the difference between kids riding a bike or skateboard or iceskating or skiing as a child. They build a muscle memory that isn't lost. Compare that to adults who learn how to bike, skateboard, iceskate or ski as an adult. There's no inherent muscle memory. IMO and IME, weight matters less than muscle memory at a given task.
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                                Originally posted by J-Lu View Post

                                Riding from childhood makes all of the difference. IMO, it's the difference between kids riding a bike or skateboard or iceskating or skiing as a child. They build a muscle memory that isn't lost. Compare that to adults who learn how to bike, skateboard, iceskate or ski as an adult. There's no inherent muscle memory. IMO and IME, weight matters less than muscle memory at a given task.
                                Decent riding with a decent instructor, even more so.
                                And the more the better.

                                An adult, who as a kid rode in one, one hour lesson a week, or only weekends and holidays is at a disadvantage to an adult, who as a kid lived at the barn
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                                  The Maestro is back pontificating. Just to recalibrate:

                                  A) Nobody on CoTH agrees with abuse of horses or other animals or kids or bullying...RIGHT???

                                  B) At issue is his misrepresentation of self (phoney baloney Grand Prix rider/trainer) and basic riding skills...

                                  C) Nobody on CoTH is cyberstalking. He puts out his misrepresentations publicly and looks for comments/share/likes, etc. and people point out inconsistencies. If anything, HE cyberstalks others and harasses and bullies them publicly.

                                  Aside from lack of basic math skills, have I missed anything?

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                                    Dee-Vee I think that covers most of it.
                                    "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                    "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                                      Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post
                                      The Maestro is back pontificating. Just to recalibrate:

                                      A) Nobody on CoTH agrees with abuse of horses or other animals or kids or bullying...RIGHT???

                                      B) At issue is his misrepresentation of self (phoney baloney Grand Prix rider/trainer) and basic riding skills...

                                      C) Nobody on CoTH is cyberstalking. He puts out his misrepresentations publicly and looks for comments/share/likes, etc. and people point out inconsistencies. If anything, HE cyberstalks others and harasses and bullies them publicly.

                                      Aside from lack of basic math skills, have I missed anything?
                                      You're spot on.

                                      The only reason most people (and it's a number well south of the 100k he touts) go to his blog is morbid curiosity. And he still can't see that WackyWitch is using him as clickbait.

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                                        Know it all Nick is about to get booted from yet another dressage group.

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                                          Originally posted by Joanne View Post
                                          Know it all Nick is about to get booted from yet another dressage group.
                                          Yeah....he showed his ass there for sure, and undoubtedly sent hateful PMs to a number of group members.

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